Oct 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> good morning from new york, i'm chris hayes. president obama returns to los angeles today for a celebrity studded concert and fund-raiser. venezuelan president hugo chavez goes to the polls there. joining me, we have congressman peter welch, a democrat from vermont. chris rabb author of "invisible capital." author of "entrepreneurial nation" and former deputy assistant secretary in the obama department and my colleague, j.j. ramberg author of "its your business" and host of msnbcs "your business." it's great to have you here. thank you, good to be here. >> if there has been one hero of this presidential election, it has been the mythic small businessman. republicans dedicated their entire con vens with we built this. democrats touted how their policies would help small businesses. it was on display in wednesday night's presidential debate when the words small business were mentioned over 25 times. >> we are helping small businesses. >> champion small businesses. the number of small businesses, i know what it takes to get small business going. helping small business. >> enc
Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
differently. if it's cities, the cities of san francisco and san jose and los angeles. but, as for federalism, if you have a national popular vote system, you actually create incentives for states to race to the top rather than the bottom. we are going to make it easier for people to vote. one state same day registration. another state might make election day a paid holiday. we'll see different models competing state laboratories of experimentation. romney care as a precursor. obama care. states believe in states racing to the top. one of the aspects in this, i'm complaining about california and alabama get ignored. the opposite are you are in a swing state, you are innovative. there's this hilarious thing in columbus ohio yesterday, live tweeting the ads. to wrap up in columbus ohio, 45 of 45 ads were political ads. at a certain point, the amount of media markets and voters is fixed and limited. the amount of money is unlimited. it's all poured into the same place. my question for you, rick, when you brainstorm about a popular vote election, what it would look like, what would it look like?